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    Thanks for that thez, I thought the cold would be a problem but apparently not, if my flytrap starts looking unhappy then I can always move it to a greenhouse where it will get more sun but for now im pretty fond of it in my room, foolish as it may be

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    They can do OK in a windowsill. They'll be much healthier outside in full sun or in a greenhouse, but they can certainly get by in a windowsill.

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    England actually has better growing conditions than most places in the US. I've seen some impressive flavas at Chelsea, and they share part of their range with VFTs.

    Somehow your windowsill traps are redder than my outdoor grown ones....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wire Man View Post

    Somehow your windowsill traps are redder than my outdoor grown ones....
    I find that when I movie my flytraps from indoors to outdoors, the traps get "burnt" rather than colouring up... it's strange.

    Nice flytrap btw, I've never seen one grown as well as that on a windowsill.

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    Yep, VFTs can be grown in the UK pretty well. It only becomes touch and go when we have a winter like the previous one though. In Cambridge you should have no problem though! Things just take a long time to wake up due to our sloooooowwww transition from Winter to Summer- unless you have a greenhouse, that is. Just give it plenty of sun and put it outside in late summer/early autumn to let it go dormant for the whole winter. The just bring it inside in spring, or leave it outside the whole year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmlr38 View Post
    They can do OK in a windowsill. They'll be much healthier outside in full sun or in a greenhouse, but they can certainly get by in a windowsill.
    But how does he do a proper dormancy, other than tossing them in the fridge?

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    Thanks ^^ it gets about 10 hours of direct sunlight on a nice day but I'll take your advice and put it in the greenhouse when summer comes. I've also got a nice big belljar that im planning on putting some drosera capensis in so it could live in there although with the dog running around that may be a bit risky!

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